Hiding a nonRev file in a Windows Standalone

Bob Warren bobwarren at howsoft.com
Tue Mar 27 13:04:54 CDT 2007

Phil wrote:

 >Hi Bob, Charles,

Rather than putting an RTF file into a field, I would put it into a custom 
property. That way you don't have any risk of it being changed to conform to any 
requirements the field might place on it to make it displayable (even though the 
field is hidden).

If it's stored in a custom prop, your app can then write it to disk when needed.

Some years ago I did this with an application needed by my Metacard app. My app 
retrieved the other app from a custom property, wrote it to disk, used it, then 
deleted it when done. Worked great. That was on Unix but it shouldn't make any 
diff what platform. (Famous last words!)

I do this all the time with Rebol and HTML scripts without trouble. They are only texts, after all, just like RTFs.

Your app can also write it to disk from the field.

But as you say, "Famous last words!"
It might be different when you are doing this with an app.


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